The 100 best novels written in English: the full list | Books | The Guardian

Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list Source: The 100 best novels written in English: the full list | Books | The Guardian   After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list Ten of the best … Some … more

Rome Emergency, Transportation, Beach Volleyball and Other References

Beach and Indoor Sand Volleyball Beach Beach Volleyball Academy, Ostia (last stop Cristoforo Colombo on train from Porta S. Paolo) Passoscuro Beach – Lampara bathhouse Frigene – Tirreno Frigene – Lido Indoor Empire, Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 115 – FL5 train from Roma Ostensie toward Civitavecchi to Roma Aurelia Sport Beach City, Via Cina, 91 – train from Roma Piramide toward Civitavecchi to Tor di Valle Palabeach, via Viale Cortina D’Ampezzo, 379 – train from Roma Ostensie toward Civitavecchi to Monte … more

Roman Restaurants and Food

Rome restaurants (DeLapa reviews) Top picks Da Bucatino – Marcello and I enjoyed a wonderful meal there last night, probably the best Italian food yet. We started with carciofi alla Romana, with the artichoke smashed flat — delicious. We split a pici con pancetta pecorino e carciofi and grilled swordfish, and a carafe of unsurprisingly mediocre red house wine. After paying the bill, our waitress, who reminded me of my aunts in their somewhat younger days, … more

Books about Italy and Rome

Books I Read Four Seasons in Rome, Anthony Doerr The Twelve Caesars: The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome, Matthew Dennison Rome: An Empire’s Story, Greg Woolfe The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire, Anthony Everitt Italian History Books | Hon. Gary K. Hart McCulough, Colleen: The First Man in Rome (as well as the other four volumes of her historical novels of ancient Rome) Freeman, Philip: Julius Caesar Unger, … more

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | BuzzFeed

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature “At the still point, there the dance is.” —T. S. Eliot posted on Dec. 9, 2014, at 12:46 p.m. Jennifer SchafferBuzzFeed Staff We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite lines from literature. Here are some of their most beautiful replies. Suggested by CindyH11 Creative Commons / Flickr: 58621196@N05 2. “In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into … more

Rome, Italy Adventure Notes

Adventure List Andrea Baldi’s Favorite Experiences Walk through the center of Rome, everywhere. Have lunch at “da Tonino“: no reservations, tiny, crowded, steaming, cheap and authentic Roman cuisine in one of the nicest street of the center. Climb up the stairs to reach Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio (statue of Marco Aurelio), visit the Museo Capitolino if you have time, then facing the statue, walk for 100 m up the street to your right to Palazzo Caffarelli, … more

Environmental NGOs in La Paz, BCS | An American Perspective

La Paz, BCS, Mexico is the hub of environmental activity on the Baja Peninsula. Several of the major international and U.S.-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) have offices here, in addition to several Baja- and La Paz-focused NGOs. From local to international, here’s a quick overview: Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá – Led by our friend executive director Meredith de la Garza, Niparaja is a La Paz-based, NGO whose mission is “to perpetuate the natural assets that distinguish Baja California … more

Juli Goff’s 30 of the Best Things to Do and See in La Paz

Juli Goff’s 30 of the Best Things to Do and See in La Paz Stroll the Malecón at sunset and in the evening. Visit the Anthropology Museum at Altimirano and 5th de Mayo Walk around the Public Markets, Revolución y Bravo Go the the beaches: Walking: Coromuel at the north end of the Malecón Taxi: La Concha Hotel beach, Caimancito beach, next to La Concha Taxi or Aguila bus: Tecolote, Balandra, Pichilingue Listen to music … more

La Paz, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.) Adventure Notes

Adventure List Our Favorite Experiences Spanish lessons at Se Habla La Paz. We took lessons for two months. Juli Goff, the director, runs a fantastic program. The teachers are bilingual, native-Spanish speakers with great expertise and, as important, patience. Highly recommend. Snorkel with whale sharks (generally November-March) – We booked our trip in early November through Miguel, across from Hotel Perla. 350 pesos for an phenomenal 2-hour experience. Isla Espiritu Santo – Great all day experience … more

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science. Quickly summarized: The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. And feelings are a fundamental and unavoidable part of why humans do what they do. We can’t ignore our emotions. Because of the way our brains are structured, when thought and feelings compete, feelings almost always win. And we can’t fight our feelings. Research shows this just makes them stronger. That … more